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Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? Hope you all survived the Holidaze and Nappy New Years; I stayed home and waited for the ball to drop. I found out in the morning that it had dropped after I fell asleep. Okay on to the New Year with resolutions and […]

By January 31, 2016 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson Season’s greeting to you and yours “If you luv music your gonna love this” And so it goes another year comes to pass, wrapped up and tied in a bow celebrated at Midnight to chortlings voices to “Old Auld Lang Syne.” The resolutions made, some realistic and some not but we […]

By January 3, 2016 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView – December 2015

Jazz&BluesView – December 2015

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music your gonna love this “Doesn’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone” Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell. Skip’s Music of Modesto closed their doors this month after being in business here for decades. Why you might ask? Well it […]

By December 2, 2015 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView November

Jazz&BluesView November

Jazz&BluesView By Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” Everybody likes funraisers and this one is for a great cause celebrating a great local musician that left us too soon!. The event is a fundraiser for the Wendell White Scholarship Nov 8th at the Barkin’ Dog Grill noon to 5 PM, an […]

By November 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luuuv music you’re gonna love this Fall is apron us and one of my friends John Griswold a smooth Jazz and world music promoter again has said he has done his last show!. It is hard to continue to do live […]

By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this. Okay summer continues but my garden tells me fall is approaching. The rust on the squash and zucchini, the tomatoes that sit on the vine without getting any riper, the stone fruit that don’t get […]

By September 5, 2015 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView By Eric Benson “If you luv music your gonna luv this” I’ve been around a while and often amazed but rarely surprised but I was recently when I saw the Tim Allen Band in the Center Plaza Friday 24th of July. Now Tim Allen has surprised me before. Once at a garden party gig […]

By August 3, 2015 Read More →
JazzBluesView – Ross McGinnis

JazzBluesView – Ross McGinnis

Blues and JazzView by Eric Benson If you like live music you’re gonna love this I’m away on vacation at Family Coop Camp for the week with family and friends, where the pot holes are not only in the roads, but for swimming as well. Plenty of time to mull over the year while sitting […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
JazzBluesView

JazzBluesView

What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News By Eric Benson Well, I have been living in the downtown with so much to do! Lila Downs, Bonnie Rait, Bos Scaggs and Peter Framptom coming up. It’s live Day on the Green with no green, and a much-appreciated seat to enjoy the show. Yes, we are […]

By June 8, 2015 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView – May

Jazz&BluesView – May

Jazz&Blues View by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” May is upon us with Cinco De Mayo celebrations going on all week and hopefully all month long. Now’s the time, don’t dally to turn your dirt over, plant your spring veggies, pray for rain, and empty standing water around the house […]

By May 6, 2015 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView – You’re Gonna Luv This

Jazz&BluesView – You’re Gonna Luv This

Jazz&BluesView by Eric Benson If you love music you’re gonna love this Blue Monday Party & invitational jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill the second Monday April 13th, with house band Ultra Lounge featuring: Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson, Pat Governor on Keys, Jamey Dubberly on […]

By April 2, 2015 Read More →
Jazz/BluesView – Cuban Extravaganza

Jazz/BluesView – Cuban Extravaganza

Blues & JazzView by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” Some Latin music coming at you a few months shy of Cinco De Mayo. When opportunity knocks I often answer the door. It’s going to be a Cuban extravaganza for our Blue Monday Party, and a Brazilian woman’s fest with John […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luuv music your gonna love this By Eric Benson And so it goes another year comes and goes, the calendar days race by with the hour glass telling us where and when and when we are running late. The acceleration of the holidays reaches a […]

By January 1, 2015 Read More →
December JazzBlues View

December JazzBlues View

What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you love music you’re gonna love this! By Eric Benson Did anybody say pray for rain! Halleluiah we got some comin, but keep on prayin’ cause the drought ain’t over yet. “Let it rain, let it pour; let it do a whole lot more…got them deep […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz & Blues View By Eric Benson If you love Jazz you’re going to love this. One of our own home grown musicians Johnny Valdes is doing a CD release party in conjunction with the Blue Monday Party Nov 3rd from 7-10PM at the Barkin’ Dog Grill. The CD is a duo Jazz guitar album […]

By October 27, 2014 Read More →